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Wedding Photographer Dartmouth House

Hello If you’re reading this it’s likely that you are searching for a wedding photographer for your big day at Dartmouth House ( great choice in venue by the way ).. needless to say  I’m so glad you found me,  if you have the time why not stay and take a look around at some of my work, you can visit my portfolio HERE, or even see some real weddings HERE I’m pretty confident  you can find many reasons to choose us to photograph your wedding day at Dartmouth House.

Why I’m the correct choice  for your wedding photography?

My name is  David,  I am an award winning destination wedding photographer who loves the fun, atmosphere and the all round celebration of weddings, I offer a unique contemporary way of photographing a wedding, I often appeal to the non-traditionalist, stylish yet contemporary couple. Based in the North East ,England, I capture weddings all across the UK, and around Europe and the World . 

I’m so very passionate about what I do, I find inspiration all around me and love to use any available light to by advantage and use additional light for the more creative image. I have had the pleasure of photographing at the Dartmouth House  on a few occasions, the style and elegance lends itself to creative wedding photography.

I take pleasure in playing an integral role in two people joining in marriage but I’m a firm believer in the fact that a wedding is so much more than exchanging words and work to capture every emotion felt and each special moment, translating the true joy of the day through stylish imagery.

 Where ever you are in the world, I’d love to be part of it.. I Can’t wait to hear from you.

David -x-

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A little about wedding photography at the Dartmouth House

Dartmouth House is a Georgian house in Mayfair, central London, England. It now acts at the headquarters for the English-Speaking Union (ESU), an educational charity. It is located at 37 Charles Street, southwest of Berkeley Square. Over 40,000 people use the building each year.

The original building was constructed in the mid 18th-century; what today comprises Dartmouth House was two separate residences, numbers 37 and 38 Charles Street. The first owner of number 37 was Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon, from 1757–1776.

In 1870, the banker Edward Baring bought both properties and on his creation as Baron Revelstoke in 1885, he converted the two houses into one to house his collection of French antique furniture and art. He remodelled and refurbished the house in a French Rococo style. There is a painted ceiling by Pierre-Victor Galland above the grand staircase. However a crisis at Baring Brothers and Co Bank meant that spending on the buildings was curtailed and all building and design work ceased. Many of Lord Revelstoke’s furnishings and objects d’art had to be sold at auction, although he continued to live here until his death in 1897.

The next owner, Lord Dartmouth (the 6th Earl of Dartmouth), made the most significant changes to the interior of the house in 1900, with the creation of the Long and Small Drawing Rooms. The house was used as the Dartmouth family home until the outbreak of war in 1914, when it was used by the British Red Cross as a military hospital. It was sold again in 1918 to the Hon. Mrs Robert Lindsay.

Dartmouth House was purchased by the English-Speaking Union in 1926 for the sum of £45,000 from the Hon. Mrs Robert Lindsay. It was formally opened as the London Headquarters of the ESU by the then Prime Minister, Sir Stanley Baldwin, on the 22 February 1927.

Today, Dartmouth House is an important heritage building in Mayfair. It was upgraded by the UK government Department of Culture, Media and Sport to be a Grade II* listed building.

Coordinates: 51°30′28″N 0°08′48″W / 51.5079°N 0.1468°W / 51.5079; -0.1468

 

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